Week of November 12, 2012
Of the hundreds of thousands of Infantrymen who have fought in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, only 325 have been awarded the third award of the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, known as the Triple CIB. Their names were recently enshrined on a new display at the National Infantry Museum. The CIB Third Award is the most prestigious combat badge in the U.S. Army and one that is among the least presented. The U.S. War Department established the badge on Oct. 27, 1943, and was later made retroactive to Dec. 6, 1941. For more information, visit the U.S. Army Combat Infantry Badge webpage atwww.army.mil/symbols/CombatBadges/infantry.html and the National Infantry Museum website at www.nationalinfantrymuseum.org/.
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